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10:00 am
Fri, Jun 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
Bring the whole family to take a break from the heat with a fun-filled flick.
Movies, Summer Learning Challenge
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Fri, Jun 1
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs and more while building early literacy skills! It's fun for the whole family!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Fri, Jun 1
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
3:00 pm
Fri, Jun 1
Eastover
Meeting Room
We've got a Wii and XBox and you know how to play it. Join us to enjoy your favorite games. Welcome to bring your own game(s).
Gaming
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

Beginning Quilting 1 ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Fri, Jun 1
Main
Studio 221
Registration opens 05/11/2018
Join us to learn the very basics of quilting and start your own first project! We will cover the tools and tricks that can help any beginner start to create gorgeous heirloom quilts. In class, everyone will start their of simple square top to be finished in follow-up classes Beginning Quilting 2 and 3. Participants must know how to run a sewing machine or have come to a Beginning Sewing class.*All materials provided
Maker, Craft, Hygge
Programs for Adults, Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jun 2
Eastover
Join us for coffee, tea, doughnuts and a classic movie in the morning.
Movies
Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jun 2
Cooper
Children's Area
Stories, songs and more!
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children

Food For Life ★ Staff Pick

10:00 am
Sat, Jun 2
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join Joleen Alfalahi, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, for a fun and informative hour where you will learn to eat for your age, taste summer's bounty, and see how adopting principles of the Mediterranean Diet may lead to a healthier you.
Summer Learning Challenge, Health and Wellness
Adults, 13 - 18, Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Sat, Jun 2
Main
BCR Classroom
Join Bland Lawson, Business and Careers Librarian, as he demonstrates how to use ReferenceUSA to “grow” your small business. Topics will include how to identify business competitors as well as prospective clients. Turn this key source of information into a tool for small business development.
Business Event
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Sat, Jun 2
Main
Storytime Room
Share stories, songs and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jun 2
St. Andrews
Children's Area
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jun 2
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Share stories, songs, and more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families
11:00 am
Sat, Jun 2
Main
Studio 220
If you're an artist looking for feedback or an Art student trying to improve your portfolio, join us each month for a lively, positive and constructive critique session to improve your technique as well as help others. Whatever your medium, bring your work, learn and share with other local artists.
Maker
Adults
11:00 am
Sat, Jun 2
North Main
Children's Room
Have you ever wondered if turtles can really move to a larger shell as shown in cartoons? Do all turtles swim? How is a turtle so different from other reptiles? Children discover what makes this ancient creature unique and why many species of turtles are threatened with extinction today. Students leave knowing how they can positively affect the future of turtles.
Storytime
Children All Ages, Programs for Families, Programs for Young Children
12:00 pm
Sat, Jun 2
Main
Theater
A difficult and riveting movie about race. We will be screening a double feature with the '34 version at 12:00 pm and the '59 at 2:30 pm. These screenings are part of Richland Library's Not Like Me film festival celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion. Join us as we explore the issues of race, immigration, and identity with local experts. For these screenings, we will hear from Amada Torruella, Programming Coordinator of the Nickelodeon Theatre, and Alison Kozberg, Director of the Nickelodeon Theatre.
Movies, Maker
Adults
2:30 pm
Sat, Jun 2
Main
BCR Classroom
Do you have a specific question about how to use computers or access Richland Library’s electronic resources? Drop-in to our Computer and eReady Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as using a mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the Internet, or setting up and using an email account. Or learn to download audiobooks, eBooks, comics, magazines, music, movies and more to your device as well as discover the best in educational apps for your family! Bring your questions on how to be computer and e-savvy. For more information call 929-3400.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
3:00 pm
Sat, Jun 2
Eastover
Meeting Room
Are you stuck with your Family History search? Let's explore on-line resources that could help you jumpstart your search. New information sources are added continuously.
Genealogy, Workshop
Programs for Adults

Ukulele Jam ★ Staff Pick

3:30 pm
Sat, Jun 2
Main
Meeting Space 213
Ukulele enthusiasts meet for a relaxed and fun jam session. Newbies and seasoned strummers welcome!
Art in the Library
Adults, Adults 55+, 13 - 18
2:30 pm
Sun, Jun 3
Main
Theater
A true life story and one of Al Pacino's best performances. This screening is a part of Richland Library's Not Like Me film festival celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion. Join us as we explore the issues of race, immigration, and identity with local experts. For this screening, we will hear from film expert Trey Lawson.
Movies, Maker
Adults
10:00 am
Mon, Jun 4
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Grow your baby’s vocabulary, listening and motor skills with stories and songs. This storytime is designed for infants and lap babies. If your child is walking, check out our Toddler Storytime for ages 18 months – 2 years.
Storytime
Babies up to 12 months, Programs for Families
10:00 am
Mon, Jun 4
Sandhills
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms as well as handmade, chemical-free skin products from This Butter Be Good.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Mon, Jun 4
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join Parent to Parent Educators Erin Vance Brown and Tinesella Ross for an interactive workshop on preventing the summer slide. This parents/caregivers only workshop will reveal simple ways to engage your children in educational activities during the break without them even noticing! Space is limited. Please register.
Workshop, Children
Programs for Parents, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Mon, Jun 4
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Want to loosen up those stiff joints, tone up those loose muscles and maybe shed some extra pounds? Then come limber up those arms and legs as we Walk Away the Pounds, an exercise system by Leslie Sansone. Call Richland Library St. Andrews at (803) 772-6675 to register.
Health and Wellness
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
11:30 am
Mon, Jun 4
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Join Parent to Parent Educators Erin Vance Brown and Tinesella Ross for an interactive workshop on preventing the summer slide. This parents/caregivers only workshop will reveal simple ways to engage your children in educational activities during the break without them even noticing! Space is limited. Please register.
Workshop, Children
Programs for Parents, Programs for Adults
2:30 pm
Mon, Jun 4
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Do you have a specific question about how to us computers or find your way around the Internet? Drop in to our Computer Basics Learning Lab for personalized assistance. Learn basic computer skills such as: using the mouse, saving files to a computer, navigating the internet, uploading files to a website, setting up an email account, attaching files to email, and using Microsoft programs.
Computer Class
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
4:30 pm
Mon, Jun 4
Main
Teen Makerspace
Richland Library’s Team of Anime-Seeking Teens is looking for an anime/manga fan like you! We vote on anime series to watch on a big screen and love to talk about our favorite reads, including novels and manga. We learn about Japanese culture and language and play large group games together.
Teens
Programs for Teens, 13 - 18
6:00 pm
Mon, Jun 4
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Beat the heat with a cool family food DIY treat.
Summer Learning Challenge, Maker
Programs for Families
6:00 pm
Mon, Jun 4
Main
Theater
Walter Hill's stylized action thriller has us following the Warriors as they make their way through the underbelly of 1970s New York City. Come join your fellow cult classic lovers and discover how the story is connected to that of Xenophon's Anabasis. Can you dig it? This screening is a part of Richland Library's Not Like Me film festival celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion. Join us as we explore the issues of race, immigration, and identity with local experts. For this film, we will be talking with filmmaker Steve Daniels and sequential artist Avery Harrison, with an introduction by Dr. Mark Beck of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at USC.
Movies, Maker
Adults
6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 4
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Wear your pajamas and snuggle up for bedtime stories and songs.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children
6:30 pm
Mon, Jun 4
St. Andrews
Makerspace
Come show us your mental mastery against some of the members of the Columbia Chess Club. Participate in a casual game or a tournament and meet some of best players in your area.
Gaming
Programs for Families, 13 - 18, Adults
10:00 am
Tue, Jun 5
Cooper
Learn the basics of Facebook and Twitter and get all of your burning social media questions answered. Registration required.
Computer Class
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
10:30 am
Tue, Jun 5
Main
Storytime Room
This special storytime for families includes stories, songs, fingerplays and puppet shows or art activities for the young. For all ages.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Young Children, Programs for Families
10:30 am
Tue, Jun 5
North Main
Children's Room
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for School Age Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jun 5
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Simple art fun for the very young. Dress for a mess!
Children, Art in the Library
3-5, Programs for Young Children
10:30 am
Tue, Jun 5
Blythewood
Meeting Room
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jun 5
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Practice your English-language conversation with other internationals in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Let's Speak English
Adults, Programs for Adults
11:00 am
Tue, Jun 5
Main
Writer's Room 211
Did you know that representatives from Lifeline Wireless, a Federal Lifeline program that provides a FREE cellular phone along with FREE minutes, data, and text messages, are at the Richland Library Main location every Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM? They are available to enroll you and answer any questions about the program you may have.About Lifeline's Wireless Plans· No contract· Service is for 12 months and you need to re-qualify once a year· If you qualify, you will receive your cell phone in 5-7 business days.To be eligible for the Lifeline Free Phone Program, you may qualify if your income falls below your state’s residency poverty guidelines OR if you participate in a government assistance program such as:· Medicaid· Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)· Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)· Supplemental Security Income (SSI)· Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)· Other state or federal assistance programsWant to Apply or Learn More? Apply online (http://www.safelink.com), over the phone (1-800-723-3546), or with a SafeLink representative at the library on Tuesdays! If you plan on applying in person, be sure to bring proof of total household income (for income-based qualification) or a copy of a current document proving that you participate in a government assistance program. Additional questions can be asked by calling the Lifeline Wireless information line at 1-800-723-3546 or by asking a Lifeline representative!
Social Work
Adults
1:00 pm
Tue, Jun 5
Sandhills
Entry Maker
Interested in knitting, needlework, scrapbooking, or other crafts? Bring your own portable craft project and share with fellow crafters!
Sew Divine, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults, Adults 55+
2:00 pm
Tue, Jun 5
Ballentine
Meeting Room
Join Elizabeth C. Brantley, MPH, Midlands Area Program Director of the Alzheimer's Association, to hear about research on diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and learn hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
Summer Learning Challenge, Health and Wellness
Adults 55+, Adults, Programs for Adults
2:00 pm
Tue, Jun 5
Main
Meeting Space 213
Please join Jerry Wallulis for a discussion of philosophical topics exploring the life and teachings of Soren Kierkegaard: The First Critic of Modern Life and First Existentialist. Please contact 929-3469 for further details.
Book Group
Programs for Adults

Microsoft Excel (2013) ★ Staff Pick

2:30 pm
Tue, Jun 5
Main
BCR Classroom
Learn the basics of building a spreadsheet, creating charts and performing calculations using Microsoft Excel (2013). Prerequisite: Microsoft Word (2013) class or solid Word experience.
Computer Class, Summer Learning Challenge
Adults, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 5
Ballentine
Are you curious about the Maker Space? Drop in for an opportunity to explore your creative side. Create at your own pace, in the perfect space. Materials Provided!
Maker
Adults, Adults 55+, Programs for Adults
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 5
St. Andrews
Brandon LaVar Byrd Meeting Space
Expression is the language through which words move and elevate minds. Come out and express your talent through the art of poetry, spoken-word, karaoke, and more. Open Mic for Poets, Singers, Lyricists, Musicians, and more @ Richland Library St. Andrews. Get ready for an awesome time!!!*Light Refreshments Provided*
Performance
Adults, Programs for Adults, Programs for Teens
6:00 pm
Tue, Jun 5
Main
Theater
A poetic, immersive retelling of the Pocahontas story which reveals how our histories often hinge on our response to the arrival of strangers. This screening is a part of Richland Library's Not Like Me film festival celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion. Join us as we explore the issues of race, immigration, and identity with local experts. For this screening, we will hear from Dr. Woody Holton, Professor of History, and Dr. Jeffrey Turner, Professor of Philosophy. Woody Holton is Bonnie and Peter McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Woody Holton's 2009 book, Abigail Adams, which he wrote on a Guggenheim fellowship, won the Bancroft Prize. Holton is also the author of Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution (2007), which was a finalist for the National Book Award. His first book, Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia (1999), won the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award (presented by the New York Sons of the Revolution) and the Merle Curti Award (presented by the Organization of American Historians). His books are required reading on more than 200 college campuses, and his work has been widely anthologized and also translated into German and Arabic. He is currently writing a comprehensive history of the American Revolutionary era under the working title Liberty is Sweet. In 2016-17, he was the Los Angeles Times Distinguished Professor at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. During the summer and fall of 2017, he was the Lloyd Lewis fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago.
Movies, Maker
Adults
9:00 am
Wed, Jun 6
Main
Auditorium
A weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Columbia. The coffee is highly encouraged.
Business Event, Maker
Programs for Adults, Adults
9:30 am
Wed, Jun 6
Main
Choose from seasonal produce from Livingston Farms and Little Mountain Homestead as well as local honey from Uncle Sonny's Honey.
Health and Wellness
Programs for Adults
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 6
Sandhills
Storytime Room
Simple art fun for the very young. Come for a short storytime in our story nook and then head to the maker lab for a fun project. Dress for a mess!
Art in the Library
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 6
Cooper
Children's Area
The littlest gardeners get hands on experience from soil prep through harvest. Come rain or shine and dress for a mess!
Children, Gardening, Go Green
Programs for Young Children, 3-5
10:00 am
Wed, Jun 6
Main
Career Coaching Center
Individual interview sessions are conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups by appointment only.
Job and Career
Adults, Programs for Adults
10:30 am
Wed, Jun 6
St. Andrews
Children's Area
Share stories, songs, and much more while building early literacy skills with fun for the whole family.
Storytime, Children
Children All Ages, Programs for Families

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